Hello I do hope you are well…! Here are a few makeup bits I’ve tried and loved recently. 2 of them have been things I have literally used every day since I purchased, and to find new HG’s makes me v.v.happy!
It’s no secret I am a fan of the Josie Maran cosmetics line. Although I haven’t tried it all, everything I have tried so far is just beautiful!
So from her argan lip sting plumping butters I first tried the clear one, which I love as it gives that tingly plumping feel, nourishes so well and I like to use that one before I apply lipstick (amazing). Then I realised she had tinted/pigmented versions and was curious to try but was worried they wouldn’t be as creamy and pigmented as I would like… I WAS WRONG! This one is called ‘Embrace it’ which is described as a honey nude. I am super fussy when it comes to nude lipsticks as I don’t feel like a lot of them suit me, but this shade is a perfect nude for me. It’s not too brown, not too pink and not too pale.
The formula is what makes it so amazing! It’s super pigmented so goes on like a lipstick but its like a really gorgeous balm that just doesn’t want to move, it just sits there all moisturising and comfy, which makes it look SO flattering. One thing I hate about lipstick, and why I don’t wear it day-to-day is that it never reapplies the same unless you clean the lips. I don’t have time to do that but I do like wear something on my lips during work that nourishes and looks nice. This is something I have used every day and just reapply the couple of times when I need, and my lips just look plump, hydrated and a gorgeous shade! It’s infused with argan oil and Manuka honey, so I know I am giving my lips lots of TLC while looking fabulous. It tingles a little, just enough to make my lips feel alive and juicy! My absolute holy grail lip product as the moment and I will be grabbing the other pinky shade ASAP!
As soon as I saw this palette I knew I needed it in my life! It has all the shades I love for smokey or natural looks. I’m sure I have shadows similar in various singles or palettes but this is such a compact palette with all my favourites in 1 it just seemed like absolute perfection to me!
A mixture of shimmers and mattes, in every neutral to black shade you need for a smokey or natural look! The formula for all of them is amazing, they are pigmented, creamy and they all blend well. No complaints with any of the shades whatsoever! It’s been my go-to SO much since I bought it. A perfect compact little palette, thank you for creating this NARS!
I’ve been using Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products for a good while now and I still love them but I am SO happy I have discovered this little beauty..
I was recommended this eyebrow pencil by the gorgeous Luisa from Lulu’s palette in her ‘All About The Brow’ blog post recently and as they were on sale in Priceline at the time (not that they need to be at this price!) I thought I’d grab one and see how I went as it wasn’t a lot to lose!
At first it was a little dry and hard to use, but once that part of the nib wore off it worked a dream and has done ever since! As you can see the nib is super fine. I have quite coarse eyebrows and while I loved using the ABH brow definer which has that triangular shape, this has been an absolute god send because it just gets right in between my coarse hairs and makes feathering and shaping SO easy! The taupe shade suits my colouring perfectly as I like to use a dark ash blonde. The formula glides on beautifully with the fine nib, and it does not budge! My eyebrows literally have never been easier to do, or better to look at! Another new holy grail..
So I wanted a really wearable darker reddish colour to wear during winter and this has been perfect for that! The shade is a dusty rose-red and looks kind of muted on the lips but is so flattering. I love the fact that it’s a pencil so is more precise than a proper lipstick but big enough to coat the whole of my lips with ease. It’s creamy, comfortable and long lasting. Absolutely loving it and getting a lot of use out of it. Can’t wait to purchase more shades in the formula and try the other NARS pencils. If you have any recommendations let me know!
Until next time.. I’ll keep playing with more makeup!
**Disclaimer – Everything I talk about in this post was purchased by myself, and all opinions are honest, and my own.**